Best Places to Visit in Tampere – “the Manchester of Finland”

When you come to study or just for quick visit to Tampere, or ’’Finland’s Manchester’’ there are some places you must see! Tampere is known as one of the education centers in Finland. There’s Tampere University, Tampere Technical University and Universities of Applied Sciences. Also, there are many great places to visit in Tampere!


Pyynikki Observation Tower

At Pyynikki Observation Tower you can see the city of Tampere. The tower is famous for its donuts (the best in Tampere), which are made in the same facilities. The tower is in a beautiful area of Pyynikki. After you have looked over Tampere from the top, you may walk along the peaceful trails in the woods and do some exercise on the famous stairs of Pyynikki, where many hockey players train.


Tampere Cathedral

Cathedral is Lutheran church in Tampere and the seat of the Diocese of Tampere. The church is famous for its frescoes, painted by the Hugo Simberg between 1905 and 1906. There was fierce critics towards the paintings at the time. You can admire this church in the city center of Tampere. Surrounding the Tampere cathedral is a beautiful little park, where you may have a picnic.


Vapriikki Museum central

At Vapriikki museum central you can see several exhibitions with just one single ticket. For example, at this moment there is an exhibition about the Forbidden City. Vapriikki is located in the historical old factory Tampella, next to Tampere’s courthouse.


Amusement park Särkänniemi

Amusement park Särkänniemi has over 30 rides and many other attractions, such as Doghill Fairytail Farm, Planetarium and Aquarium. At Särkäniemi gourmets, fun lovers and thrill-seekers and animal enthusiastic can have an adventure of their life! Easy arriving possibilities to Särkänniemi are possible because it is located in the heart of the city.

Näsinneula Tower

Näsinneula is the heart of Tampere. The peak of the tower goes up to 168 meters.  With a clear weather, you can see almost up to 20 kilometers. You can also have the most delicious food at Näsinneula restaurant with a beautiful view of Tampere. While you enjoy your five courses meal, you can see each corner Tampere because the restaurant rotates around itself.

Hatanpää Arboretum

Arboretum is in the field where Hatanpää mansion used to be. It was established in the 1970 century. You may see many kinds of trees, bushes and flower species. All the species have a name tag for the observers to recognize the kind.

Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing

The museum area is a typically enclosed quarter of the 1880´s including 32 apartments, which illustrates the life of local industrial workers from 1880 to 1970. Interiors from different periods. Two shops, a bakery and a public sauna. At Worker’s Housing museum, you can see yourself how people used to live in the 80s.


Come to Finland’s own Manchester and explore the great sightseeing here yourself!

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